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    • Proposed window alterations, 241 S 7th St.

Historical Commission reviews new Ritt-Fit new construction

In a brief meeting on Friday morning, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed plans for nine new townhouses in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Residential Historic District, as well as a proposal to cut new…

    • George T. Pearson House in Germantown

New slate of historic designation recommendations

The homes of an artist and a boxer, a Horn & Hardart, a burial ground. The Philadelphia Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation recommended that these properties — and another eleven…

    • Mesh panel mockup on the roof of Lit Brothers.

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee recommends denial of Lit Brothers sign

In a unanimous decision Tuesday morning, the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission recommended denying an application by Brickstone Realty to install a rooftop sign on top of the historic…

    • Talking schist. . .

Historical Commission drills deeper, examines materials

What looked to be a relatively uneventful lineup at Friday's meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission turned into a series of thoughtful discussions on the significance of materials to the historic…

    • Billboards encroach on a garage, cheek by jowl

Scenic Philadelphia looks beyond billboards

For the last three years, Mary Tracy has been wearing two hats, one as president of Scenic America and one as executive director of Philadelphia-based SCRUB, the Society Created to Reduce…

    • Broad Street facade of new building

Historical Commission gives conceptual go-ahead to Toll Bros. New Market project

Nearly a year after Toll Brothers first announced its plan to build on the long-vacant New Market site in Society Hill, its proposed four-story, 69-condo development gained conceptual approval Friday from…

    • Greco/Cobblestone, Little Boy's Way, Old City

Look Down! Historic street paving thematic district

As I walked down a tattered little portion of Alter Street in Pennsport, I suddenly heard a window screech open. "I hope you're not going to pull up more of the…

    • Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones on Chestnut Street

Historical Commission OKs demolition of Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday approved the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral''s hardship application, granting it permission to demolish two historically designated rowhouses on its campus at 38th and Chestnut streets in order to…

    • Greco/New Temple Baptist

In Graduate Hospital neighborhood, a microcosm of churches under siege

If all goes well for developer Benjamin Weinraub, he'll eventually receive the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (the case was held for continuance until July) to begin converting the…

    • Proposed apartment building at 400 S. 40th Street

Historical Commission committees review two proposed demolitions

Today's back-to-back meetings of two committees of the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed two complicated projects that are seeking approval for demolitions of historic structures in West Philadelphia.At a meeting of…

    • Strawbridge & Clothier

Historical Commission approves canopy on new Inquirer/Daily News headquarters, denies church adaptive reuse

Two cases consumed the bulk of Friday's Philadelphia Historical Commission meeting, while at the same time shining a spotlight on the issues raised when new uses are found for old structures…

    • Overbrook Farms

Historical Commission tables Overbrook Farms discussion again, OKs church window removal

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday once again tabled its review of a proposed Overbook Farms Historic District, following a request by Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger. Sara Merriman, Greenberger's designee on the…

    • Historical Commission allows Fossil project to proceed

Historical Commission allows Fossil project to proceed

This year's inaugural meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission saw a duly vigilant but ultimately tolerant group granting approval to all but one case.Only two public buildings were considered; offering…

    • Proposed signage for 1616 Walnut

Historical Commission's Architectural Committee has final 2011 meeting

The Historical Commission's Architectural Committee reviewed a lengthy slate of mostly residential applications at its final meeting of the year on Tuesday. It saved the most impactful for last, in recommending…

    • 2525 S. Garnet St.

Historical Commission tables Overbrook Farms historic designation discussion

Despite getting off to a slow start — a contentious 40-minute look at some exterior renovations to a Girard Estate home — today's meeting of the Historical Commission wrapped up its…

    • Trenton China Pottery

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee approves two Old City projects

The Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission Tuesday recommended approval of a mixed-use project that seeks to unite a diverse assortment of eight vernacular buildings that span the corners of 2nd…

    • Azalea Garden Apartments, 400 S. 40th

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee reviews Penn, Old City projects

The Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission Tuesday granted conceptual approval to a proposed apartment tower in West Philadelphia. The 68,000-square-foot building, developed by Azalea Gardens Partners on land owned…

    • Dominique Hawkins

In Profile: Dominique Hawkins

If the place where a person chooses to live tells you anything about them, then where architect Dominique Hawkins hangs her silk shirts and linen pants says it all.The current…

    • Historical Commission gives okay to new building in Old City

Historical Commission gives okay to new building in Old City

At today's Historical Commission meeting, the firm of HarmanDeutsch at last gained final approval for its design of a proposed Old City building.The firm had twice appeared before the Commission's…

    • Photo: VisitPhilly

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee hears about windows

Windows, more windows, and some more windows.On Tuesday morning, the Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission sped through an agenda filled with applicants seeking to replace windows, install new windows…

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